Earbud Theater, 27 October 2012
This macabre drama began happily enough with husband and wife Gern and
Betty Steadfast (Stephen Tobolowsky, Meeghan Holoway) enjoying a quiet evening in bed together. Granted their children
might be a little noisy in the next room - especially as they has been joined by a neighbour's children for a sleepover
- but there seemed nothing that could disturb their peace of mind.
However things take a turn for the worse when Gern discovers that his son Tyler
(Lindsay Zana) has been tampering with the keypad on the door to his laboratory. Gern has been performing
certain experiments; as it turns out, they have grave consequences for his family's future welfare. As Betty discovers
to her cost, science can prove exceptionally destructive in the domestic sphere.
At once scary yet very funny - especially at the end, where the proverbial worm turns,
leading to a reunification of the family - Casey Wolfe's play is definitely worth a listen.